Stephen Connelly has revealed Arthurlie FC Amateurs have added even more depth to their Cup-winning squad with another four pre-season signings, writes Tom Scott.
The quartet are as follows:
Ryan Truesdale – Goalkeeper.
Mikey McCready – Defender.
Connor McCabe – Midfielder.
Andy Stewart – Forward.
Stephen: “The latest round of signings brings us up to 16 players, and we’ll look to confirm a few more between now and the start of the season.”
“All four players played a big part in our Jimmy Marshall Cup run, and we are delighted that they will be here again, for the new season”
“We are in the middle of a three-game friendly run and are looking forward to an away trip to Fife this Saturday, when we play Balgonie Scotia.”
“Our numbers are a bit depleted right now with injuries, holidays and work commitments, but it’s still important that the players who are available get the opportunity to get minutes before the new season.”
“The results might take a hit in these games, but whilst we want to win, it’s not the be all and end all in friendly matches.”
“Our ultimate aim is to be ready for what is a tough opener in the Centenary Cup – away to Easthall Star on 14th August – and we will be.”
Stephen, who is part of the successful Arthurlie backroom staff that made the transition from Under-21, not sent this second batch of signings (photographs), but has been tremendous to deal with since Scottish Amateur Football News increased their coverage of the game in March, 2020.
Many thanks, Stephen.